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Alchemy Duo - Acoustic in London

Key Info

Based: London

Guide Price: £570

Genre: Acoustic

Line-Up: Acoustic Guitar & Female Lead Vocals

Lead Vocals: Female Vocals

About

If you're tired of hearing the same old songs from function duos, and you're desperate to find something a little different for your own wedding or drinks reception, you need look no further than Alchemy Duo; London's foremost acoustic function act.

Two of London's finest session young session performers have combined together to form this remarkable act, steadfastly committed to providing peerless live entertainment. They're performance is a gorgeous combination of virtuosic guitar and stunning vocals - coming together as one with a beautifully woven, subtle dynamic.

Their song choices are simply inspired. From classic hits to contemporary tunes, they give every song the unique 'Alchemy Duo' treatment; a heady witches brew of subtlety, style and perfectly poised live delivery. All of this combines to make them one of the capital's best acoustic functions acts, and the perfect addition to wedding days and refined drinks receptions looking to bring a little taste of live music to their event. With stunning live music, top-level production and special song requests performed, every aspect of your live music requirements is catered for in a single booking.

As standard, Alchemy Duo provide:

  • A professional acoustic duo with stunning female lead vocals
  • 2 hours of live music, split into sets as required (or depending on which package you go for)
  • Excellent repertoire of modern and classic songs performed in a live lounge style
  • Suitable, top level live sound production
  • PAT Tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
  • Your special requests performed

Alchemy Duo are based in London and available for hire at weddings and drinks receptions across the U.K.

Repertoire

A Little Respect - Erasure
All Of Me - John Legend
American Boy - Estelle
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
Back Together Again - Janet Jackson
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Black And Gold - Sam Sparro
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree - Kt Tunstall
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Change The World - Eric Clapton
Clown - Emile Sande
Counting Stars - One Republic
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Flowers (Katy B Version) - Sweet Female Attitude
Flowers In Your Hair - The Lumineers
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Get Lucky - Daft Punk Ft. Pharell & Nile Rodgers
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
Hedonism - Skunk Anansie
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
I Can't Feel My Face - The Weekend
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
If You Ever Want To Be In Love - James Bay
I'll Be There For You (Friends Theme) - The Rembrandts
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Jenny Don’t Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
Keep Your Head Up - Ben Howard
King - Years & Years
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
Latch (Acoustic) - Sam Smith
Like A Star - Corinne Bailey Rae
Long Train Runnin - Doobie Brothers
Love Foolosophy - Jamiroquai
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
Love On Top - Beyonce
Moondance - Van Morrison
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My Girl - The Temptations
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
No Other Way - Paolo Nutini
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Please Don’t Stop The Music - Rihanna
Riptide - Vance Joy
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Run To You - Bryan Adams
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele
Seven Days - Sting
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Something - The Beatles
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Stars - Simply Red
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Sunrise - Norah Jones
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
The Fear - Ben Howard
Thinkin Of You - Sister Sledge
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
When The Night Feels My Song - Bedouin Soundclash
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
You Make My Dreams Come True - Daryl Hall & John Oates
You've Got A Friend - James Taylor

Testimonials

“I just wanted to say another massive thank you for performing at our wedding in July, you guys really made it an incredible experience. We've been complimented many times by our guests since then on just how well you performed, as well the songs you did! Thank you for taking the time to specifically learn the songs we had requested as well, it really meant a lot to us. Having the two of you made a world of difference to the evening, and you both performed brilliantly and were so friendly and lovely people throughout as well, it was really great meeting you and I do hope we can keep in touch.”Neel & Jennifer Trivedi

“We have loved listening and dancing to Alchemy Duo's music for a few years when they play at one of our local pubs. They have a real chemistry together and we were delighted to find they were available to perform at our private house and garden party this Summer. Their selection of music is perfectly matched to them both, making a great sound and rhythm which I would challenge anyone not to feel! Our guests (and neighbours) loved them, particularly those who are local and also know their music well and from whom we had managed to keep it a secret! Thank you Al and Natalie for making our anniversary celebration so memorable.”Vicki & Richard Dixon

“Al and Natalie are absolutely fantastic. They played last weekend at our wedding and provided the perfect ambience for our amazing day. We were extremely impressed by their warmth, support and professionalism during the day and their communication, advice and thoughtfulness in the months leading up to this. They are both outstanding musicians and all our guests commented on how awesome they were. They combined just the right amount of chilled out vibes so that people could warm themselves up for their second set which got everyone grooving. They really are able to seamlessly move between genres and clearly know how to construct a brilliant set list. They kindly played 3 songs of our choice (inc our first dance) and completely nailed each one perfectly. All in all we thought that they were faultless and can't thank them enough for the huge contribution that they made in making our wedding the best day ever. Could not recommend them highly enough.”Alex & Keli

“Alchemy Duo played at our 2013 summer party which was hosted at Old Down Country Park in Bristol. They are a fantastic duo with immense cohesion. Boutique were extremely popular and as a result have been invited back again this year. They offered a great variety of songs and provided a relaxed vibe which left the audience thrilled.”Jim McDowall

“We hired Alchemy Duo for my 50th Garden Party recently. The favorable comments about them could not have been greater! All the guests complemented their sound – both the singing and guitar playing alike. They are a very professional and likeable duo who have their own style which is a pleasure to listen to and also very current. Even a couple of neighbours in my street after the party said how much they enjoyed listening to the music from their garden and how it made it such a pleasant Sunday afternoon sitting in chairs while having a BBQ! And another couple said they were due to go out, but decided to stay at home and listen to the wonderful music instead! We can’t recommend them highly enough.”Mandy & Jonathan

“From the moment Al & Nat arrived at our home to perform for our guests we knew it was going to be a fantastic evening. On their arrival at our home their relaxed and charming manner immediately put us at ease as we waited for our guests to arrive. That, coupled with their professionalism in setting up and then amazing talent once they began to play, was a really wonderful treat. I can't recommend them highly enough. I imagine they would suit any kind of occasion, large or small. They played a whole range of music from Stevie Wonder, to the Killers, to Bruno Mars and then Michael Jackson, which had everyone dancing and singing away in the garden on a warm summer's evening! All our guests have complimented the band for making it such a special night. I hope we can find an excuse to book them again very soon!”Christian Brown

“We have seen Alchemy Duo play quite a few times now. They played at my husband's 60th birthday party and all the guests commented on how much they enjoyed the duo. The singing and guitar playing is superb; Al's guitar playing seems to move along in absolute perfect harmony with Natalie's voice. An absolute pleasure to listen and dance to.”Lynda & Murray Nicholson

“Alchemy Duo played at our 25th wedding anniversary celebration at Tyrells Wood Golf Club. They are an extremely talented duo - Natalie vocally and Al on guitar. Their music appealed equally to our generation and to our children and their friends in their late teens and early twenties. Their range of music is broad and they pitched it absolutely right for the evening. Absolutely everyone enjoyed them and commented on how excellent they were. Al and Natalie are also really nice people and very accommodating when organising around the logistics of the event. I would highly recommend them for any occasion and hope we have another occasion to hire them for!”Sue Willis

“When we were fortunate enough to hear you play live, we knew straight away that you could bring that "wow" factor to our wedding and you certainly helped us achieve that. We can't thank you enough for your contribution throughout our wedding at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. Your wonderful performances before, during and after the ceremony helped to bring the whole event to life and you captured the romance, emotion and sense of fun perfectly.”Mark & Louise Endersby

“Alchemy Duo played at my recent 50th birthday party - they were great to work with, really fun and cool people - they played a great range of music from the 60's, 70's and 80's through to music that my kids recognised! Natalie is pitch perfect with a fantastic vocal range and Al is truly a master of the guitar - both fantastic entertainers that really helped to make it a special night - thanks very much!”Robin Frewer

“What an absolutely cracking performance! For me definitely one of the highlights of the Big Bash this year. We put you on in the mid-evening slot as we figured your wonderful guitar-work and Natalie’s beautiful vocals would be the perfect mellow accompaniment to dinner and a bit of chatter. You turned out to be so much more. We’ve never had people dancing on hay bales and screaming for more that early in the day – confess I wondered if the crowd would ever let you leave the stage! So huge thanks for an absolutely barn-storming set - you absolutely nailed it again.”Nick Russell

“We really wanted to have an acoustic duo playing music during the champagne reception at our wedding; as soon as we heard Al and Natalie we immediately wanted them. They sang and played beautifully; completely professional and with the right level of calmness to make me feel at ease - I knew our wedding guests were in good hands. I cannot rate them enough. I cannot thank you enough for the excellent performance.”Clare & Oliver

“Guitar playing of immense variety and singing in a wide range of styles yet with their own unique interpretation is what you get from Al and Natalie. Whether it be in the pub on a Friday night or in the more genteel surroundings of the golf club for musical entertainment you won't go wrong with them. If you want a professional duo who produce a golden sound then Boutique are just up your street!”Nigel Baxter

“We hired Alchemy Duo on recommendation from a friend. I was a bit nervous at first because of the number of people and the size of the venue. I really wanted to get people up to dance and I was concerned that a 2 piece band just wasn’t going to be big enough. Thankfully, I took a chance and how glad am I that I did!!! A massive thank you to Boutique in helping to make our Regional Awards event a massive success! Despite the large venue and large number of guests, they wowed the crowd with their beautiful singing and guitar playing. Al, in particular, really helped us out in ensuring the awards ceremony had some music for the presentations; which only added to the atmosphere. The dancefloor was full from start till finish – we even begged them to continue playing so we could get a few more dances in! Fantastic evening, made even better by a fantastic Duo!”Michaela Hall

“We were very pleased to have Natalie and Al play at our wedding at the Foxhill's Golf & Leisure Complex. They listened to our musical preferences and song choices and were able to accommodate us on our special day. They are very talented musicians and can play a variety of songs superbly; Natalie can sing beautifully and lots of our wedding guests commented on how good they were. I highly recommend them for weddings and other functions as they were excellent value for money.”Mike & Sam Leach

“I cannot praise Natalie and Al enough. They performed at our daughter's wedding ceremony at Loseley Park Manor and played more songs than planned during the time photos were taken during the service. They then played three sets during the evening reception and were fantastic. Everybody sang their praises and said what a beautiful voice Natalie has. They were the perfect wedding duo and I would certainly book them again. They kept everyone dancing and entertained. A fabulous pair - they are friendly, easy-going and great to work with! BOOK THEM WITHOUT HESITATION!”Mandi Smith

“Thank you Al and Natalie you were fantastic on Saturday night - we had such a great evening and your performance was just amazing! Andy had a wide selection of friends and family at his 50th birthday party, spanning a huge age range, yet you appealed to everyone. From the quieter acoustic set as everyone was arriving, to the packed dance floor later in the evening you judged the mood in the room perfectly. We've had so many people say how much they enjoyed your music, but I think it's summed up in a comment from a thank you letter we received '....and as for the music - WOW !”Lisa & Andy Southan

“We booked Al and Natalie for our wedding on 9th July and I wanted to share with you the fantastic experience that we had with this duo. Attentive to what we wanted. Communicated with us every step of the way. Learnt special songs for us. Natalie has an excellent voice and Al's guitar skills were exceptional. They played all the songs in their own distinctive manner which made our guests feel relaxed whilst enjoying their wedding breakfast but then upped the beat as the evening went on which got the party started. They were excellent and I hope that I can have another event soon because I would want to book them immediately. I cannot praise Al and Natalie enough and they were also both absolutely lovely people. I wish you both every success with your music and hope that anyone who is looking to book musicians for their event will be lucky enough to find you as we were. Thank you so much!”Penny & Owen Cook

“Al and Natalie, such a massive thank you from the both of us for your fantastic performance at our wedding reception at Russets Country House, Surrey. We had previously been to see you perform on numerous occasions at locations around Surrey so we already knew we loved watching and listening to you but nothing compared to how amazing you were on our wedding day! You really made our wedding day even more special as it was great to have live music to listen to whilst our evening guests arrived, you learnt and played the song we requested for our first dance to perfection(!) and then you really got the party started during your 2nd set and got everybody up on the dance floor which is exactly what we wanted! In fact, I don't think we even left the dance floor during your 2nd set and so many of our guests came up to us during the night and commented on how brilliant you were. Al, you are a very talented guitarist and Natalie, we could listen to you sing forever - such a beautiful voice. We booked a DJ to play after your performance but we would have been happy with you playing all night, no-one wanted you to leave. Thank you once again and we're already trying to think of the next occasion when we can hire you!”Fiona & Paul Williams

“We cannot thank you enough for playing at our wedding. You were amazing! Our guests loved your songs that you played during the reception drinks and early evening and our first dance song was perfect!!! Everyone at the wedding had such high compliments for you both and we keep watching our first dance song back on our wedding video and saying how amazing you guys did with the song. We would/have already recommended you to anyone who wants beautifully played acoustic music :) Thanks again!”Emma & Jack Wyatt

“Thank you Al and Natalie, from both of us. Our wedding was a very special day, and you were a central part of it. You listened to the kind of music and feel that we wanted on the day, and you delivered it exactly right. You're both amazingly talented musicians and we feel incredibly lucky to have stumbled on you in The Cricketers just a few months before our wedding. Many of the guests went out of their way to say how fantastic you were - and all we can do is agree. You're both terrific!”Phillip & Manni Harries

FAQ

I am really keen to have some live music during my wedding ceremony - are you able to perform during the ceremony?
Absolutely! We regularly perform during wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions. We like to arrive and set up in time for when your guests start to arrive, we can then welcome them with some live music and then perform as required during your ceremony. We can re-set and perform during your drinks reception if required. The band can also perform during wedding breakfasts.

Do you take requests?
We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually a song during the ceremony. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the day.

How long do you take to set-up?
45 minutes.

What time do you play?
At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, to be performed as required over a 4 hour period.

What is the website guide price based on?
The published guide price is based on us performing 2 hours of music at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Clapham. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

Do you have your own equipment?
Yes – we travel self-contained with amplification.

Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that?
Yes, our sound works fine with noise limiters.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes.

How much space do you require?
We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2m x 3m.

How much power do you require?
1 x 13-amp sockets is fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?
Soft drinks are always much appreciated & for longer days a meal would be great but this is not essential.

Can we see you play live before booking?
As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.

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